BMS, BVB colleges get AICTE approval, finally

The two popular engineering colleges which had not received approval from the All India Co- uncil for Technical Education (AICTE) for the 2012-13 academic year have managed to get it, just two days before the admission round of CET online counselling ends.

The Department of Higher Education received the AICTE approval letters for BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore, and BVB College of Engineering and Technology (BVBCET), Hubli. It handed over the seat matrices for the two colleges to the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) on Tuesday. A total of 597 seats under the government quota will be available at BMSCE, whereas BVBCET will offer 585 seats.

BMSCE has 90 seats each in electronics and communication (E&C) and mechanical branches, 60 each in computer science; electrical and electronics; industrial engineering and management, 49 in civil, 44 in information science, 34 in architecture, 20 in biotechnology, 30 each in chemical and telecommunication and 15 each in instrumentation technology and medical electronics.

BVBCET has 90 seats in E&C and mechanical branches, 60 seats each in computer science, information science, and instrumentation technology, 30 seats in automobile engineering, biotechnology and industrial production, 26 in architecture, and 15 in automation and robotics.

The new medical college started by Tadikele Subbaiah Trust, Shimoga, will offer 38 MBBS seats. The college, however, has gone back on its promise of giving 42 per cent (63 seats) of the total 150 seats to the government quota. The promise was made in 2010 when it applied for the feasibility certificate from the Directorate of Medical Education.

The college claimed Telugu-minority status and decided to join the Karnataka Religious and Linguistic Minority Professional Colleges’ Association, Dr G S Venkatesh, in-charge director, Medical Education, said. Minority colleges have to give only 25 per cent of the seats to the government.

Meanwhile, 45 more seats have been added to the ESI Medical College, Bangalore.

Earlier, it had given just 40 seats out of the total 100. Rajiv Gandhi Dental College, Bangalore, has received 40 additional BDS seats. Of these, 14 seats will be available under the government quota.

Five colleges of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy have received an increase in intake. Sri Sri College of Ayurveda Science and Research, Bangalore, has got 10 more BAMS seats. Kalabyraveshwara Ayurvedic Medical College, Bangalore, (12 seats), SDM College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan (15), Sindagi Shanthaveereshwara Ayurvedic Medical College, Haveri (8), and Sri Jagadguru Gavisiddeshwara Ayurvedic Medical College, Koppal (10) are the other colleges which have got an increase in intake.

Government Unani Medical College, Bangalore, has received 50 BUMS seats. A few courses in some of the colleges have been deleted from the seat matrix. These colleges are GSSSIT for Women, Mysore (E&C), CMRIT, Bangalore (Biotech), PESCE, Mandya (Environmental Engineering), SJMIT, Chitradurga (Industrial Production and Information Science), and CIT, Ponnampet (Telecom).

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